Month: August 2018

Vietnam coach ready to face very familiar foe
Vietnam coach ready to face very familiar foe

If South Korea’s national team hopes to reach the final of the Asian Games and win exemption from military service for the players, it will have to get past Vietnam and the “Korean Hiddink”. Korean coach Park Hangseo, a member of the legendary Guus Hiddink’s coaching staff at the 2002…

Bridging the gap in race for Web.com cards
Bridging the gap in race for Web.com cards

PGA Tour Series-China’s fourth season will conclude with a flourish in October as the battle for Web.com Tour cards hurtles toward an exciting climax. The circuit has announced that the season’s final three events will tee off in the three cities along the Pearl River Delta that are set to…

Salah slammed for 'diving' as Liverpool passes Palace test
Salah slammed for 'diving' as Liverpool passes Palace test

LONDON – Mo Salah was engulfed in a diving controversy after the Egyptian star won a debatable penalty to send Liverpool on its way to a 2-0 win over 10-man Crystal Palace on Monday. Salah was accused of simulation by the Eagles when he tumbled under a challenge from former…

Monaco's latest prodigy aims to surpass Mbappe
Monaco's latest prodigy aims to surpass Mbappe

At his first media conference as a Monaco player, teenager Willem Geubbels met the inevitable questions about Kylian Mbappe by asking why he can’t do even better at the club than the World Cup winner. Monaco paid Lyon $23.6 million for the French forward in June, and he only turned…

Online education builds strong connections between China, US
Online education builds strong connections between China, US

DALLAS, TEXAS – It may be challenging for Americans to teach Chinese students English online, but the experience of learning and sharing cultures with Chinese families is much more fulfilling. This is the view shared by more than 300 teachers who gathered on Aug 9 in Dallas, Texas, in the…

Fans have fond memories of Western pop series
Fans have fond memories of Western pop series

In 1995, then 12-year-old Wang Guan received a parting gift from his music teacher when he graduated from primary school. It was a cassette called Now That’s What I Call Music (Asia series), which was a compilation album comprising 16 English pop songs. It was the first time that the…

HK media club out of order in its pursuit of headlines
HK media club out of order in its pursuit of headlines

The frenzy in the Western media over the official stance of the Chinese government regarding the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong inviting a known separatist as guest speaker at a luncheon is contrived and ideologically motivated. The official statement issued by the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry…

Job market shows progress toward quality growth
Job market shows progress toward quality growth

The recently released National Bureau of Statistics data for the first half of the year show the unemployment rate in urban areas has stayed at a relatively low level, between 4.8 percent and 5 percent. The newly released surveyed unemployment rate since April can better reflect the true situation of…

Talks best way for US to settle trade disputes
Talks best way for US to settle trade disputes

China launched reform and opening-up in 1978, and established diplomatic relations with the United States one year later. Since then economic and trade ties between the two sides have deepened and facilitated China’s remarkable economic growth. But the US has been the largest overseas beneficiary of China’s growth bonus. China’s…